Shawn Healy

Program Director, Democracy at McCormick Foundation

Shawn Healy

Shawn Healy

Program Director, Democracy at McCormick Foundation

Biography

Shawn Healy, PhD
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Shawn Healy serves as the Foundation's internal resource for knowledge on civic education and engagement. Healy plays a key role in the Democracy Program’s work in the areas of advocacy and public policy, serving as a chair of the Illinois Civic Mission Coalition, and leading the state’s Democracy Schools Initiative.

Healy recently chaired the Illinois Task Force on Civic Education and led the successful push for a required high school civics course in Illinois. He also led the Illinois Social Science Standards Task Force in 2014-2015. Its recommendations were adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education in June 2015.

Healy makes regular appearances as a guest speaker and panelist at academic and professional development conferences across the country, is a frequent contributor to local media, and produces original scholarship in the area of political participation and civic education.

Before joining the McCormick Foundation, he served as a social studies teacher at West Chicago Community High School and Sheboygan North High School. A 2001 James Madison Fellow from the State of Wisconsin, he holds a MA and PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in political science and earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Political Science, History and Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Healy's doctoral dissertation is titled "Essential School Supports for Civic Learning."

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Program Director, Democracy at McCormick Foundation
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Program Director, Democracy
Prior - 2015

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation helps develop engaged citizen leaders and makes life in communities better through philanthropic.

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